2 Kings 8:16

Jehoram Reigns in Judah

16 In the fifth year of 1Joram the son of Ahab, king of Israel, when Jehoshaphat was king of Judah,[a] Jehoram the son of Jehoshaphat, king of Judah, began to reign.

2 Kings 8:16 Meaning and Commentary

2 Kings 8:16

And in the fifth year of Joram the son of Ahab king of Israel,
&c.] Who began his reign in the eighteenth year of Jehoshaphat, ( 2 Kings 3:1 ) .

Jehoshaphat being then king of Judah;
as he continued to be two years more; for this must be in the twenty third year of his reign, and he reigned twenty five years, ( 1 Kings 22:42 ) .

Jehoram the son of Jehoshaphat king of Judah began to reign;
according to Dr. Lightfoot F8, there were three beginnings of his reign; "first", when his father went with Ahab to Ramothgilead, when be was left viceroy, and afterwards his father reassumed the kingdom; the "second" time was, when Jehoshaphat went with the kings of Israel and Edom against Moab; and this is the time here respected, which was in the fifth of Joram king of Israel; and the "third" time was, at the death of his father; but knew his father was living.


FOOTNOTES:

F8 Works, vol. 1. p. 84.

2 Kings 8:16 In-Context

14 Then he departed from Elisha and came to his master, who said to him, "What did Elisha say to you?" And he answered, "He told me that you would certainly recover."
15 But the next day he took the bed cloth and dipped it in water and spread it over his face, till he died. And Hazael became king in his place.
16 In the fifth year of Joram the son of Ahab, king of Israel, when Jehoshaphat was king of Judah, Jehoram the son of Jehoshaphat, king of Judah, began to reign.
17 He was thirty-two years old when he became king, and he reigned eight years in Jerusalem.
18 And he walked in the way of the kings of Israel, as the house of Ahab had done, for the daughter of Ahab was his wife. And he did what was evil in the sight of the LORD.

Cross References 1

  • 1. [2 Kings 1:17; 2 Kings 3:1]

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Septuagint, Syriac lack when Jehoshaphat was king of Judah